Retiring Abroad to Stretch your Dollar

Often when I travel, I daydream about what life would be like living there where the dollar would stretch further than it would in Canada, where the cost of living is much lower. Of course it would be quite amazing to be able to take a break from work for 6 months or...

What CPP Changes Mean for You

Personal finance readers love two for the price of one.  So we thought we’d give the people what they want! We’re trying something a bit new in personal finance circles today (but blatantly ripping off folks like Bill Simmons and Malcolm Gladwell).  Instead of both...

The Benefits of a Defined Benefit Pension

I’ll admit I didn’t know much about my defined benefit pension until recently (yes, after over 10 years of contributing to my pension) because I decided to look closely at my Annual member’s Benefit Statement.  I just knew that they were deducting...

How Much Will I Need to Save for Retirement?

To be honest, I know I am saving for retirement because I do not want to continue working full-time slaving away and being in the rat race, but I do not know the exact number that I will need for retirement.  I know it’s somewhere up there, though.  Thought it...

Why Having a COLA Is Pretty Sweet

Before all of you whole-foods types get up on your soapboxes and start ranting about how terrible my sugar water addiction is for me (Yes, my name is Kyle and I am an addict – I drink 1 can of pop a day), let me stop you.  While Coca-COLA is pretty sweet as well, the...

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